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    Hi, I'm currently in year 11 at my high school in England, and am now looking at colleges
    I have applied to take Computer Science, Physics and maths but was wondering what should I take in University as i would like to work at a place such as NASA or even SpaceX?
    Thanks
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    (Original post by DutchPaddy02)
    Hi, I'm currently in year 11 at my high school in England, and am now looking at colleges
    I have applied to take Computer Science, Physics and maths but was wondering what should I take in University as i would like to work at a place such as NASA or even SpaceX?
    Thanks
    http://www.spacex.com/university

    https://nasajobs.nasa.gov/jobs/civil...eer/page10.htm
    Lots of the NASA programs are restricted to US citizens. the above gives you an idea of the degree subjects that are useful.

    You might find a way in, but be sure to go to the best uni and get the best experience you can.
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    http://www.spacex.com/university

    https://nasajobs.nasa.gov/jobs/civil...eer/page10.htm
    Lots of the NASA programs are restricted to US citizens. the above gives you an idea of the degree subjects that are useful.

    You might find a way in, but be sure to go to the best uni and get the best experience you can.
    Okay, thank you, that's very helpful actually, and another thing, which university do i choose because, from my point of view, they all look exactly the same, apart from the obvious ones like Oxford or cambridge. Any ideas?
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    (Original post by DutchPaddy02)
    Okay, thank you, that's very helpful actually, and another thing, which university do i choose because, from my point of view, they all look exactly the same, apart from the obvious ones like Oxford or cambridge. Any ideas?
    You'll be one of thousands who want jobs at those places, so the better you can do, the better you'll stand out when applying.
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    You'll be one of thousands who want jobs at those places, so the better you can do, the better you'll stand out when applying.
    Do they look at GCSE's as well as A-levels?
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    Do they look at GCSE's as well as A-levels?
    Probably
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    Do they look at GCSE's as well as A-levels?
    They probably will. But everyone applying will all have the same top grades, so grades won't make you stand out at all.
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    (Original post by DutchPaddy02)
    Hi, I'm currently in year 11 at my high school in England, and am now looking at colleges
    I have applied to take Computer Science, Physics and maths but was wondering what should I take in University as i would like to work at a place such as NASA or even SpaceX?
    Thanks
    Maybe look at ESA if you're European because you have to be a US citizen to work at NASA. I have two friends that work at NASA and I am currently trying to get into working at ESA - I'm doing research with someone who works there so fingers crossed that helps.

    Step 1. Good GCSEs and A level grades - physics, maths, chemistry probably best opens, possibly further maths or engineering too
    Step 2. Get into a degree in the field you want to specialise in (engineering, comp sci, scientific research etc)
    Step 3. Try to do your dissertation in the relevant field. When applying to uni look at researchers/lecturers and any ties they have with space agencies.
    Step 4. Get a first at uni or at least a high 2.1
    Step 5. Do a masters and/or phd. Or an internship - they offer grad programmes so look at them
    Step 6. Get experience in the field i.e get a job in the field and get experience, do whatever extra work/research you can.
    Step 7. Apply when you fulfil their criteria. You'll probably apply loads before you get in.
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    They probably will. But everyone applying will all have the same top grades, so grades won't make you stand out at all.
    Oh okay, how do i increase my chances then?
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    Maybe look at ESA if you're European because you have to be a US citizen to work at NASA. I have two friends that work at NASA and I am currently trying to get into working at ESA - I'm doing research with someone who works there so fingers crossed that helps.

    Step 1. Good GCSEs and A level grades - physics, maths, chemistry probably best opens, possibly further maths or engineering too
    Step 2. Get into a degree in the field you want to specialise in (engineering, comp sci, scientific research etc)
    Step 3. Try to do your dissertation in the relevant field. When applying to uni look at researchers/lecturers and any ties they have with space agencies.
    Step 4. Get a first at uni or at least a high 2.1
    Step 5. Do a masters and/or phd. Or an internship - they offer grad programmes so look at them
    Step 6. Get experience in the field i.e get a job in the field and get experience, do whatever extra work/research you can.
    Step 7. Apply when you fulfil their criteria. You'll probably apply loads before you get in.

    Wow, okay, thank you very much but ESA?
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    Wow, okay, thank you very much but ESA?
    European Space Agency. You can also look at the UK space agency which will be your best chance in the UK.
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    European Space Agency. You can also look at the UK space agency which will be your best chance in the UK.
    Oh okay, thanks you, helping so much. What university did you go and to study what?
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    Oh okay, how do i increase my chances then?
    Extracurricular activities and a demonstration of your interest in the field e.g. work experience
 
 
 

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